Facility Security


Stop that Vehicle

Stop that Vehicle

A wayward driver. A medical emergency. Maybe someone who wants to inflict harm. These are all examples of a vehicle jumping on a sidewalk and causing injuries to pedestrians and workers. It is impossible to foresee every potential scenario where this might happen but the one solution that can stop the vehicle from doing damage are crash-rated bollards, with an emphasis on “crash rated.”

Where Compliance Falls Short: Taking a Proactive Approach to Risk in the Healthcare Industry

Changes to our digital spaces in recent years have led to an increase in IT risk—especially in the healthcare space. With more digitization comes an increased number of risks. Nearly 85% of healthcare data breaches reported to the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in 2022 were attributed to hacking and IT incidents, according to data from the HHS. With more determined threat actors wanting to exploit patient data, a proactive approach to seeing, understanding and acting on risk is vital to improving the effectiveness of security.

New Report Reveals Healthcare Workers’ Greatest Safety Concerns

New Report Reveals Healthcare Workers’ Greatest Safety Concerns

Motorola Solutions released the results of its Healthcare Worker Safety Report after surveying 500 respondents, including doctors, nurses, technicians and administrators between December 2022 and January 2023.

Safeguarding your Facility

Safeguarding your Facility

When assessing whether turnstiles are appropriate for your facility, ask this first question: What are you trying to achieve?

Senior Living Centers Standardize and Modernizes Physical Security Across its Enterprise

Senior Living Centers Standardize and Modernizes Physical Security Across its Enterprise

Genetec Inc., a provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced that Erickson Senior Living has modernized and standardized its physical security systems across 16 of its communities with Genetec Security Center.

Survey: 28% of Businesses Experienced Rising Security Incidents in 2022

Survey: 28% of Businesses Experienced Rising Security Incidents in 2022

Pro-Vigil, a provider of remote video monitoring, management and crime deterrence solutions, today published its third annual "The State of Physical Security" research report. It revealed that amid ongoing supply chain issues and emerging economic uncertainty, businesses experienced a rise in physical security incidents in 2022.

How to Build an Effective Security Guard Strategy on a Budget

How to Build an Effective Security Guard Strategy on a Budget

Building an effective security service strategy is challenging. Every business has unique challenges are addressed to keep everyone safe. Sometimes, it requires matching the budget dollars to an effective solution.

Control Your Room

Control Your Room

There is an understanding that doing a job right requires the right tools. However, recent years have seen rising awareness that furniture does not merely provide a post from which to do a job. Instead, contributing to successful outcomes requires the right furniture.



ALPR Cameras Enables New Services for Car Wash Franchises

Genetec, a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced that Sonny’s The CarWash Factory has integrated Genetec™ AutoVuTM Sharp V ALPR (automatic license plate recognition) cameras into its point-of-sale (POS) solutions used by car washes to create a frictionless retail experience for consumers, new marketing opportunities, and more efficient operations.

Old Spaghetti Factory Improves its Security Infrastructure

Interface Systems, a managed service provider delivering business security, managed network, UCaaS, and business intelligence solutions to distributed enterprises, recently announced that The Old Spaghetti Factory (OSF), a family-owned and operated restaurant chain with over 40 locations across 13 states, has chosen Interface’s suite of managed services to transform its network, voice and security infrastructure.

Landmark Security

How do you secure the largest cathedral in the world when it sits on 11.3 acres, is considered a New York City landmark, and is a busy destination for worship, cultural arts, social services and tourism?

Adding Audio to ROI Programs

Adding Audio to ROI Programs

Across the globe, security teams are under pressure to justify what they do and how they do it. They need to continually make a strong case to internal and external shareholders for their budgets and activities.

Playing the "A" Game

Playing the "A" Game

The cardboard fans are gone and the real fans are back, making up for lost time. They are packing stadiums, the bars and restaurants surrounding them. They’re not just going to the games. Sports venues have stretched beyond the stadium proper to incorporate pavilions and entertainment complexes, owned and managed by the franchises that feature retail, hotels, theaters and much more.

Mass Shootings Have Become a Pandemic

Mass Shootings Have Become a Pandemic

The past week of gathering news have been focused on 19 youth and two teachers who were slaughtered when an active shooter entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. And, this was just the start of a week gone horribly wrong.

Leveraging Surveillance

Leveraging Surveillance

Mitigating loss is a primary objective of retailers everywhere. Historically, this has meant taking preventive actions against shrinkage, employee theft, and Organized Retail Crime (ORC). Today, retailers are confronted with a new threat as a rise in active shooter incidents has presented new challenges.

You’re Not Alone

You’re Not Alone

Is facility security something that you’re worried about? If you answered yes, you aren’t alone. According to the 2022 Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence Report, 88% of security correspondents are experiencing a dramatic increase in physical threat activity that is anticipated to grow this year.

Survey: Dollar Recoveries from Shoplifters and Dishonest Employees Increase in 2021

Jack L. Hayes International, Inc. released today the results of their 34th Annual Retail Theft Survey which reports on over 200,000 shoplifters and dishonest employee apprehensions in 2021 by just 25 large retailers, who recovered over $240 million from these apprehended thieves

Accused Buffalo Supermarket Shooter Had Planned for More Violence

Accused Buffalo Supermarket Shooter Had Planned for More Violence

The alleged shooter who killed 10 people in a racially motivated shooting at a Buffalo supermarket had apparently planned even more violence. That’s according to CNN.

Mitigating Violence

Mitigating Violence

Hospitals and health systems are tasked with controlling costs and cutting budgets while maintaining the highest levels of patient care, safety and privacy which heighten our awareness of the vital role played by security services in the nation’s ever-evolving healthcare landscape.

Going High Tech

When it comes to physical security, the world around us has changed. First, society has changed, with more social unrest and violence occurring in the COVID-19 era, including a rise in fan misbehavior at sporting events.

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    Perimeter Security Standards for Multi-Site Businesses

    When you run or own a business that has multiple locations, it is important to set clear perimeter security standards. By doing this, it allows you to assess and mitigate any potential threats or risks at each site or location efficiently and effectively. Read Now

  • ISC West 2024 is a Rousing Success

    The 2024 ISC West security tradeshow marked a pivotal moment in the industry, showcasing cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions to address evolving security challenges. Exhibitors left the event with a profound sense of satisfaction, as they witnessed a high level of engagement from attendees and forged valuable connections with potential clients and partners. Read Now

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  • Live From ISC West: Day 2

    What a great show ISC West 2024 has been so far. The second day on Thursday was as busy or even more hectic than the first. Remember to keep tabs on our Live From ISC West page for news and updates from the show floor at the Sands Expo, because there’s more news coming out than anyone could be expected to keep track of. Read Now

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  • A Unique Perspective on ISC West 2024

    Navigating a tradeshow post-knee surgery can be quite the endeavor, but utilizing an electric scooter adds an interesting twist to the experience. While it may initially feel like a limitation, it actually provides a unique perspective on traversing through the bustling crowds and expansive exhibition halls. Read Now

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New Products

  • Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems, an industry-leading manufacturer of pedestrian and vehicle secure entrance control access systems, is pleased to announce the release of its groundbreaking V07 software. The V07 software update is designed specifically to address cybersecurity concerns and will ensure the integrity and confidentiality of Automatic Systems applications. With the new V07 software, updates will be delivered by means of an encrypted file. 3

  • Connect ONE’s powerful cloud-hosted management platform provides the means to tailor lockdowns and emergency mass notifications throughout a facility – while simultaneously alerting occupants to hazards or next steps, like evacuation.

    Connect ONE®

    Connect ONE’s powerful cloud-hosted management platform provides the means to tailor lockdowns and emergency mass notifications throughout a facility – while simultaneously alerting occupants to hazards or next steps, like evacuation. 3

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3